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May 5, 2016

Makeover Monday: The Rising Cost of Tuition in the United States - Highcharts Edition

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Makeover Monday has been an incredible learning experience for me. I’ve become particularly fond of designing for mobile devices. Doing so has led me to learn a lot about things Tableau can do to make the mobile experience better. The great news is they listen. I’m having a call with the mobile developers to talk to them about my experience.

However, until these problems are fixed, I need to find another way to create visualisations that work well on mobile. Enter Highcharts. It’s a javascript-based charting tool that has proven super easy to learn. I’ve never coded in JS before, yet I was able to reproduce my entire Makeover Monday viz from this week without too much fuss. Yes, it takes me longer than Tableau, but the extra time is worth the control I have over the visualisation.

Give it a play, especially on your phone. I think you’ll find it a much better experience than the Tableau version.

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